Friday, 13 December 2019

What a week this has been - it has passed by in a whirl as it has just been one event after another. We had the great pleasure this week of watching the Foundation stage and KS1 Christmas performances and all the people who have watched them said what amazing performances they were. The Foundation children sang some Christmas songs for the parents (and played instruments to accompany the songs). This was then followed by the KS1 performance which was called ‘Lights, Camel, Action’ and it retold the events surrounding the birth of Jesus through a made up dance show that could certainly give ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ a run for its money. As well as congratulating the children on their amazing performances I would like to thank all my staff for their hard work in putting the shows together.

We had our Christmas lunch this week which all the children really enjoyed. So that all the staff can eat lunch together, some parent volunteers came in to help supervise the children and I would like to thank them for doing this. During this occasion, the Year 6 children serve the staff with their meal (after all the staff have served them first) and I have to say that they did a very good job this year.

We also held our ‘Christmas CafĂ©’ on this day. We cancelled it last week because of the rain but it rained even harder on the actual day so we had to hold the event inside. The children still had a good time though and enjoyed taking part in the treasure hunt in the school – I was watching some of them and they did get very excited when they found their clues so they could get their ‘treasure’ at the end. I would like to thank all the parents who supported the event and I would like to give special thanks, again, to all the members of the PTA who organised the event. The PTA do an amazing job in fundraising for the school and without them we would be a much less well-resourced school. The next items they intend to purchase for the school are a new piano and an electronic keyboard which will help enhance the quality of the music lessons.

To end the week, we had Christmas Jumper Day. Thank you to everyone who sent in donations. ‘Save the Children’ is a very worthy cause so I think it is good that we support it. We have made our video today and when it has been edited we will put it up on the website. The children had great fun making it so I hope that comes through in the final cut (although please do not judge me on the quality of my dancing - I now have renewed respect for all the contestants who take part in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’).

Next week is almost as busy. On Monday we have our Sharing assembly and then the KS2 Carol Service in the evening at Christ Church. On Wednesday and Thursday we have our Christmas parties – there will be more on the class blogs about those. We finish the week with our pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’ on Friday which I know the children will all love. As it is the end of term we will be finishing at 2.00pm so do not forget about the early finish.

Have a great weekend and I will see you all again on Monday.

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